Universidade Católica Portuguesa, under Decree-Law No. 64/2006, of 21 March, and by directive NR/R/0108/2006, allows access to its undergraduate degrees for those aged 23 and over who, while not having qualifications that grant them access to higher education, are able to prove their ability to attend a HE degree.

Please consult the General Regulations for special exams suitable to assess the ability to attend Higher Education for mature students.


Applications 2024/2025


Applications: March 1 to May 15
Release of the list of candidates admitted to exams: May 17
Written exam:  May 27
Interview:  May 29
Release of final results:  June 7
Enrolment: June 11 to 18


Required Documentation
  • Photograph;
  • ID card or Passport;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Documents (diplomas, qualification certificates, letters of recommendation) that the candidate considers useful to support the submitted CV;
  • Declaration, on honour, that the candidate does not hold qualifications that grant them access to higher education;
  • Motivation letter addressed to the Board of the Faculty of Human Sciences.


Assessment Components

The assessment of the candidates’ ability to attend FCH-Católica undergraduate degrees is carried out through the following components:


1.       Evaluation of educational and professional CV;
2.       Explanation of the candidate’s motivations for wishing to enter higher education and interview;
3.       Written examination to evaluate the knowledge and skills considered fundamental for admission and progression in the degree to which the candidate is applying.

Bibliography 2024/2025         Written Exam 2023

Application fee for over 23 (2024/2025): 245.00€

Application Process

Step 1 – Start your online application selecting "Over 23" (HERE)

Please fill in your personal details, select the degree you wish to apply for, and attach all required documentation.*

The original document or a certified copy must be submitted to the Secretaria Escolar (Administrative Office) during enrolment.

* Please note that all documents must be submitted in PDF format.

Step 2 – Payment of application fee

After completing your application and attaching the required documentation, you must complete payment of the application fee (non-refundable). Please note that your application will only be considered complete after payment of this fee.

Step 3 – Application Results

Results will be made available in the Candidate Area on the scheduled date, with the indication of “Admitted” or “Not admitted”. You can access this area using the login details you will receive at the end of your application.

After results are released, you will receive an email with instructions on how to enrol.






Magdalena Brito LEA

Magdalena Brito

"I chose the Business Relations route due to its encompassing curriculum. I feel that this degree opens up multiple avenues that will be important to my professional future.”